GKW-Gemeinschaftsklärwerk (Joint Water Treatment Plant)
Our joint water treatment plant
Modern and environmentally friendly
The Gemeinschaftsklärwerk Bitterfeld-Wolfen is a highly modern sewage clarification plant, having one of the highest cleaning capacities in the new federal states. Shareholders are Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH, holding 66 percent, and Abwasserzweckverband Westliche Mulde (sewage management association), holding 34 percent.
The joint water treatment plant cleans
the industrial waste water of the companies in the Bitterfeld-Wolfen Chemical Park,
the domestic sewage from the approx. 30 districts of the sewage association, and
The joint water treatment plant is equipped with
four aerobic BIOHOCH® reactors
an innovative anaerobic industrial sewage pre-treatment plant, efficiently pre-cleaning waste water containing high portions of salt
its own clearing sludge combustion plant, processing the residual substances in an environmentally compatible way.
The joint water treatment plant has a cleaning capacity of 586,000 population equivalents.
Currently its utilization rate reaches approx. 90 percent.
Max. 77,000 m3 waste water can be treated per day.
In total, 52 employees care for the smooth operation of the plant - all around the clock.
About 9 million m3 of cleaned sewage are discharged in the river Mulde every year.